As part of StreetGames' commitment to a more active nation, the organisation aims to provide its activities in a safe, comfortable and familiar local environment. By connecting young people to their communities, and providing them with inspiring opportunities, StreetGames works to tackle the twin issues of boredom and alienation – leading causes of petty criminality and anti-social behaviour.
StreetGames' highly-qualified tutors and hand-picked local volunteers provide not only structure and expertise but living, breathing proof of the transformational power of sport – redirecting misspent energy and empowering disadvantaged young people.
Together with leading figures from the Youth Justice sector, including several Police & Crime Commissioners, StreetGames also continues to play an important role in shifting attitudes, shaping policy, and broadening the traditional response to youth offending.
STTS is aimed at engaging young people in a range of positive activities that both prevent and deter them from becoming involved in youth crime, gang activity and/or entering the youth justice system.
Appropriately-designed sports programmes can help to reduce youth-related crime and anti-social behaviour (ASB) in hotspot areas.